|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Sep 23, 2014||signed chap.377|
|Sep 11, 2014||delivered to governor|
|Jun 20, 2014||returned to assembly|
3rd reading cal.1590
substituted for s7893
|Jun 20, 2014||substituted by a10140|
|Jun 18, 2014||ordered to third reading cal.1590|
|Jun 17, 2014||referred to rules|
senate Bill S7893Signed By Governor
Archive: Last Bill Status Via A10140 - Signed by Governor
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed by Governor
S7893 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- Insurance Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L (as proposed in S.5937-A & A.8137-A)
S7893 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7893 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the insurance law, in relation to authorizing insurance coverage for equipment and supplies used for the treatment of ostomies PURPOSE: This bill would clarify the statutory requirement that every health insurer provide coverage for ostomy supplies. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This chapter amendment would clarify that coverage for ostomy supplies shall be identical to coverage provided under the essential health bene- fits required under the Affordable Care Act. JUSTIFICATION: Ostomies are a lifelong health condition and require equipment and supplies that can become costly. The current law allows for the full coverage of equipment and supplies used to treat other chronic condi- tions, such as diabetes. This legislation seeks to require health insur- ers and health maintenance organizations to include full coverage of equipment and supplies used to treat ostomies, in order to ease some of the burden associated with this condition.
S7893 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7893 I N S E N A T E June 17, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to authorizing insurance coverage for equipment and supplies used for the treatment of ostomies THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph 30 of subsection (i) of section 3216 of the insurance law, as added by a chapter of the laws of 2014, amending the insurance law relating to authorizing insurance coverage for equipment and supplies used for the treatment of ostomies, as proposed in legisla- tive bills numbers S.5937-A and A.8137-A, is amended to read as follows: (30) Every policy which provides medical coverage that includes cover- age for physician services in a physician's office and every policy which provides major medical or similar comprehensive-type coverage shall include coverage for [the following] equipment and supplies used for the treatment of ostomies, if [recommended or] prescribed by a physician or other licensed health care provider legally authorized to prescribe under title eight of the education law[: flanges, collection bags, clamps, irrigation devices, sanitizing products, ostomy rings and ostomy belts. In addition, the commissioner of the department of health shall provide and periodically update by rule or regulation a list of additional ostomy equipment and related supplies such as are medically necessary for the treatment of ostomies for which there shall also be coverage]. SUCH COVERAGE SHALL BE SUBJECT TO ANNUAL DEDUCTIBLES AND COINSURANCE AS DEEMED APPROPRIATE BY THE SUPERINTENDENT. THE COVERAGE REQUIRED BY THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL BE IDENTICAL TO, AND SHALL NOT ENHANCE OR INCREASE THE COVERAGE REQUIRED AS PART OF ESSENTIAL HEALTH BENEFITS AS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO SECTION 2707 (A) OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES ACT 42 U.S.C. 300 GG-6(A). S 2. Paragraph 19 of subsection (k) of section 3221 of the insurance law, as added by a chapter of the laws of 2014, amending the insurance law relating to authorizing insurance coverage for equipment and supplies used for the treatment of ostomies, as proposed in legislative bills numbers S. 5937-A and A. 8137-A, is amended to read as follows: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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